Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Oats masala dosa-stuffed chickpea cereps

We love masala dosas ,It's like a special breakfast ....on birthdays or festivals  and everyone really looks forward to it, but the thing is -it's packed with high calories,so I decided to give it a healthy twist by replacing rice and potatoes with  oats and chickpea (BTW did you know that eating a large potato is like eating a plate full of rice) .The results? well they were amazing,very much like the original in taste but way too low in carb and starch .In all a  healthy breakfast item .
Lets move to the  the recipe

For the dosa batter
rice- 1 cup
urad dal -1 cup
fenugreek seeds-1 tbs
oats-3 cups ratio is always 1:1:3(1 part rice,1 part dal and 3 part oats)

For the masala

chickpea also known as garbanzo beans -1 cup cooked
oil -1/2 tsp
cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
green chilies-according to taste
curry leaves
onion-1 large
turmeric- 1/4 tsp
red chili powder-1/2 tsp or adjust to taste 
cilantro to garnish


  1. Start by rinsing the rice and dal and soak for a minumun of four hours along with fenugreek seeds. 
  2. Soak the oats 20 minutes before grinding everything into a smooth batter,season with salt and let sit until it ferments- this might take anywhere between 8 to 12 hours.
  3. meanwhile soak and boil chickpea you can skip this step if using canned.Take out out a little portion and grind the rest into a paste.keep aside
  4. for the masala,heat some oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,curry leaves,some green chilis and chopped onions 
  5. saute well and season with salt,a bit of turmeric and red chili powder,cook everything well until the onion turns translucent
  6. finally add the  reserved chickpea and the paste ,mix well and let simmer until thick
  7. for making the dosa ,pour a laddelful of batter in the center of a hot fumey griddle and spread out thin
  8. spray some oil and let cook until crispy brown on one side .
  9. fill the stuffing in the center and top with chopped onions and some cilantro.
  10. fold in boththe sides ,flip if desired .
  11.  done ,healthy low fat masala dosa ,serve with your favorite condiment -here is an unbeatable combo-Tiffen sambar
Here is a quick video tutorial:
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1 comment:

  1. nice dosas. clear explanation. keep it up